Funerals today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Beeth, Walter C., 96, formerly Davenport; 2 p.m., Davenport Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
Buskirk, Donna Jean, 94, formerly Kewanee; 11 a.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Henry, Ellen L., 80, Geneseo, formerly Erie; 3 p.m., Erie Cemetery.
West, Mary B., 88, LeClaire; 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of the River Catholic, LeClaire.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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